Tuesday, April 19, 2016

P = Penny Dreadful

19th Century English reading material were serialized  stories primarily for the working class audience. Young boys often purchased one and passed it around. Among the most popular was The String of Pearls: Romance also known as Sweeney Todd.

The mass market in America was the dime novel. Paperbacks were re-purposed into magazine series, The Authentic Life of Billy the Kidd .

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